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Crowdfunding project of the week: Keezel is your personal VPN router

Crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo make it possible for great startups and small companies to bring innovative products to the market, but it’s also home to many projects we can live without. In the ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ series we try to curate a list of the hottest campaigns around. Today we are taking a look at Keezel, which could be the perfect solution for VPN users.

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What is a VPN?

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It sounds just as complicated as it is, but let’s give you the basic explanation of what it does. In essence, a VPN reroutes your data traffic through a separate server, allowing users to navigate privately.

But security is not the only thing VPNs are good for. In fact, plenty of people use them to unlock websites with geographic restrictions. Popular ones include Netflix, Hulu and even some YouTube videos. By using a USA-based VPN server, users can make any website think the visitor is located in the United States. The same works for any other country.

What Keezel does

What Keezel does

One of the biggest issues with VPNs is the set-up process. You have to go through changing settings, inputting server addresses and more. And this has to be done with every single device you use. Some people set up their routers to use a VPN and reroute their whole network’s traffic, but most routers don’t support such capabilities.

Keezel makes it possible to use a VPN on-the-go, and with multiple devices. The concept is quite simple. All the user has to do is turn the Keezel on, which will then create a WiFi signal any device can connect to. After joining the Keezel’s WiFi network, simply go to a browser and you will be redirected to a page where you can set up your internet connection with any other router.

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